NPD News


Xbox 360 top console in 2011; 1.7M units sold in December

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 7:15pm PST

The Xbox 360 was the top selling console for twelve straight months, the NPD Group has revealed. In December, Microsoft sold "more than 1.7 million" Xbox 360 consoles.


"Yeah the link I used was inflammatory, but I think most of us knew it was waaay above average ..."

- Topsiderover see all 32 comments

December NPD: Modern Warfare 3 maintains top spot in an overall down month

By Xav de Matos, Jan 12, 2012 6:30pm PST

Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3, Skyrim, and the Xbox 360 were the December winners as the industry overall 21% versus last year.


"surprising. There were so many good games this year, I thought sales would be higher."

- creeping-death see all 3 comments

Xbox 360 sells 1.7M, PS3 up 70% and 3DS hits 795K in November

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 5:20pm PST

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have provided some insight into the month of November as it pertains to hardware sales for each company. Microsoft was top, pushing an impressive 1.7M units out the door.


November NPD: Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, Xbox 360 on top

By Xav de Matos, Dec 09, 2011 2:40pm PST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were November's big sellers, in a month where Microsoft's Xbox 360 continued to best other hardware platforms.


"Same thing happened with ps2 at the end of it's cycle. They just get so cheap it's almost an ..."

- rodneystubbs see all 7 comments

NPD: Battlefield 3 sold nearly 2M, Arkham City over 1.5M

By Xav de Matos, Nov 11, 2011 5:00pm PST

Though the NPD Group decided long ago to keep data from its monthly sales numbers secret from the general public, some specific sales information for October's heavy hitters were revealed in the company's monthly research email.


"Anything selling a million copies should be considered successful I think."

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Battlefield 3 tops October NPD sales report

By Garnett Lee, Nov 11, 2011 4:00pm PST

October NPD sales figures give Battlefield 3 a big win, beating out Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12, and Rage.


"PS3- 250K Wii- 250K Dark Souls is the only game the PS3 version sold more than the 360 version. "

- jbug617 see all 2 comments

Nintendo says 3DS on pace to 'surpass' first-year DS sales

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 11, 2011 3:30pm PST

Nintendo has announced that the 3DS has reached 1.65 million units sold in the US, and is "posed to surpass first-year sales" of the original DS.


"(Not saying the 3DS is a turd, just that it hasn't met expectations.)"

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Report: Xbox 360 outsells PS3 despite higher average price

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2011 4:45pm PDT

Despite a $35 higher average price tag, the Xbox 360 is consistently outselling the PlayStation 3 by about 12,000 units a week.


"I don't know that's the only place it happens, just look at your post."

- Endymion_ see all 78 comments

September NPD: Madden NFL 12, Xbox 360 on top

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 13, 2011 4:15pm PDT

If you're looking for surprises, go read a Robert Ludlum novel--because this month's NPD report is shockingly predictable. The top game of the month is none other than EA's Madden 12.


"Nah, it's a fine football game. Nothing major wrong with it except the price tag. I hope ..."

- oribiasi see all 13 comments

Deus Ex tops weak August NPD sales report

By Garnett Lee, Sep 08, 2011 4:30pm PDT

August NPD sales figures showed a measurable decline from last year but with only five days sales Deus Ex Human Revolution took top honors on the chart.


"They stopped releasing those months ago. It's quite strange... You'd think that they would want ..."

- jacobvandy see all 9 comments

July NPD: NCAA Football 12 leads; overall retail sales down 26%

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 6:15pm PDT

The NPD Group releases its July 2011 numbers, which indicate a 26% drop in retail sales.


"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

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NPD to begin tracking European sales data

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 10, 2011 11:30am PDT

The NPD Group announces that it will begin tracking European game content sales data starting in Q4 2011.


"This news would be more interesting if they were still releasing numbers. As they release the ..."

- spidlb see all 4 comments

June NPD: L.A. Noire, Duke Nukem and Infamous 2 top the list; Xbox sells over 500K units

By Xav de Matos, Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT

The NPD Group has released its monthly report, outlining the top ten selling games for the month of June 2011. L.A. Noire retained its hold on the list, with Duke Nukem Forever coming in at second spot, and Infamous 2 in third.


"I think just the fact they made ANY money on the game is something... I don't think they ever ..."

- Gwyndion see all 27 comments

NPD Q1 2011 report shows industry spend increase of $1.85B

By Xav de Matos, Jul 11, 2011 2:45pm PDT

The NPD Group has released its Q1 2011 industry report, estimating that industry spend has increased by $1.85 billion versus the same reported period last year.


"lol they're not even trying to control budget inflation. EAUBIVISION is going to eat itself, ..."

- SpaecKow see all 5 comments

May NPD: LA Noire tops weak month for industry

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 13, 2011 4:30pm PDT

"May 2011 was the lowest month of sales for the industry since October 2006," the latest NPD report shows. Unsurprisingly, Rockstar's LA Noire managed to climb to the top of the sales list.


"im guessing PSN had a lot to do with this. I sure as hell wasnt in a game buying mood..at least ..."

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